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A Stimulus for Entrepreneurship
Last week, PDE reported on several measures under discussion in Washington that would put entrepreneurs at the forefront of recovery efforts. Some of these measures are moving quickly. On Friday, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair, Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., introduced a bill... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 26, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Jobless Economic Recovery
The New America Foundation organized a symposium on “The Jobs Deficit: The Challenge of Putting America Back to Work.” Our report of the event follows:The New America Foundation event gathered a large crowd of economic and political analysts, policymakers and public opinion leaders, who considered... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on October 23, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Economic Stimulus and Small Business
What do the new economic stimulus measures mean for America’s small business owners? A new e-book from MyVenturePad.com takes a closer look.The report provides three perspectives on what the changing world of Washington may mean for small business owners. With billions of dollars in new... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on May 14, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education  Energy  Health Care  Tax Code  Workforce 
Will We See a Revolution in Energy Technology?
Today the world celebrates Earth Day. This year, advocates of policies to contain climate change probably see hope in the increased federal funding for energy R&D coming from the stimulus bill and this year’s budget.  Charles Weiss (Georgetown University) and William B. Bonvillian (MIT) remind us... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 22, 2009
Category:  Energy  Environment  Technology Transfer 
We're from the Government and We're Here to Help
On a recent appearance on MSNBC, Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee chair Mary Landrieu talked about easing the flow of credit and other efforts in Washington to help small businesses. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on April 10, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
The Need for Speed
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains $7.2 billion to help support and expand broadband deployment across the US. A new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Policy Foundation reminds us that these critical investments are not just about allowing us to surf the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on March 16, 2009
Category:  Physical Infrastructure 
Obama, Jindal Pay Lip Service to Entrepreneurs
Last night, President Barack Obama delivered a State of the Union-like address to a joint session of Congress where he tempered his doom-and-gloom message while outlining his plans for the economy. And while the stimulus package that he's promoting as the answer to our financial... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on February 25, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Stimulating Entrepreneurship
Everyone, everywhere is focused on the stimulus package being debated on Capitol Hill. My latest essay suggests policymakers can and should do more to leverage the role ofentrepreneurs in stimulating our economy, but they must do socarefully.Here is the lead: Congress is considering the American... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 26, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  General 
Building the Broadband Superhighway
Most of the current proposals related to economic stimulus call for major investments in broadband, but how do you make these investments in a way that not only provides a short-term stimulus but also generates major long-term benefits for the economy and society. A recent... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 26, 2009
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